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Jason Field
Jason Field

Jason Field

W.L. Gore & Associates

Flagstaff, AZ USA

"Don’t get hung up on upward mobility—get hung up on having different experiences, and trying to find things that motivate you, compel you, and energize you. The rest takes care of itself."

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Jason's work combines: Business, Medicine, and Problem Solving

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Day In The Life

Divisional Sales and Marketing Leader

I lead a global sales and marketing team that delivers life saving products for the medical field.

My Day to Day

I oversee our global sales and marketing strategies for our medical products. I work with our teams to improve our product designs and functions and sell those to companies around the world.

Skills & Education

Advice for getting started

I had to take ownership of my education and utilize the investment to the best of my abilities. I took some time to find my direction.

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Business Administration and Management, General

    Arizona State University

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Veterinary Medicine

    Arizona State University

  • Doctorate

    Veterinary Medicine

    Oregon State University

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Sales Managers:

High School

Bachelor's Degree: Business Administration and Management, General

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life took a while to figure out

  • 1.

    Calls his sophomore year of college his most “critical year” in terms of taking ownership of his education and making an effort to find something he was interested in.

  • 2.

    He took a side job painting in order to give himself a chance to find his direction—admits that it was the most confusing time in his life.

  • 3.

    Eventually decided to pursue a major in veterinary medicine and began volunteering at a veterinary practice.

  • 4.

    After college, he opened his own veterinary practice in Flagstaff, Arizona, where he mainly cared for horses.

  • 5.

    The physical demands of being a horse vet along with his desire to be in a more collaborative environment, spurred him to start exploring other opportunities.

  • 6.

    Found a position working in new product development and medical device technology at W.L. Gore & Associates that piqued his interest—he has now been working there for 12 years.

  • 7.

    Has always found himself drawn to new opportunities and pursuing new adventures; says that making “lateral moves” in his career has impacted his experience and expanded his skill set.

  • 8.

    Says it’s not about abandoning interests or passions to explore others; it’s about pursuing opportunities that compel and excite you.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Myself:

    You are wasting your education.

  • How I responded:

    I had to take ownership of my education and utilize the investment to the best of my abilities. I took some time to find my direction.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • Being a horse veterinarian was really hard on my back and physical wellbeing. Even though I loved the work, I knew I wasn't going to be able to do this forever.